Things To Do near Princetown National Park Visitor Centre

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Nun's or Siward's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's or Siward's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Probably the most famous stone cross on Dartmoor, Nun's or Siward's Cross sits on the intersection of a number of ancient travel routes. Nun's or Siward's Cross is one of a high number of crosses on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. It's also on what the Ordnance Survey Explorer...

Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The standing stone at Merrivale is situated in the south western section of the prehistoric complex. At about 3 metres or 10 feet tall, it's relatively close to Merrivale Stone Circle. We've positioned Merrivale Standing Stone on Google maps so zoom in in the 'Satellite' setting to see its locati...

Little Mis Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Little Mis Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Many of Dartmoor's most impressive tors have much smaller satellite outcrops a bit like planets with their moons. Great Links Tor has Little Links Tor. Great Staple Tor has Middle Staple Tor and Little Staple Tor. The vast bulk of Great Mis Tor has Little Mis Tor. Situated just south of Great Mis...

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are some places on Dartmoor that are best avoided. Raybarrow Pool by Cosdon Hill on the north moor is a dangerous place. Down on the edge of the National Park's south plateau, Foxtor Mires is another. Said to have been the inspiration for Grimpen Mire in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of...

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

We've positioned Nun's Cross Farm on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location south east of Princetown. It's situated by Nun's or Siward's Cross which is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous ancient cross. Available for private hire, see Mount Kel...

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Swincombe and Strane River (having been fed by Nun's Cross Brook) meet at the eastern end of Foxtor Mires near the beginning of the old Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel). Just before they meet, there are two fords spanning each waterway. After a spell of dry weather, the ford across th...

River Cowsic, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

River Cowsic, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Fur Tor is said to be the most remote spot in southern England. Scattered across the edge of a high moorland plateau in the northern section of Dartmoor National Park, the rocky outcrops that form Fur Tor are close to the source of many famous Westcountry rivers. The West Dart River rises south east...

Tavistock to Ashburton Packhorse Track, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock to Ashburton Packhorse Track, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This ancient track is shown on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Unsurprisingly, it runs between Tavistock on the western border of the National Park to Ashburton on the eastern border. The central section of the track pretty much follows Conchies Road. We include Tavistock to Ash...

River Swincombe, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Swincombe, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

By Dartmoor standards, this is a short river that rises on the edge of the National Park's south plateau and meets the West Dart River in Dartmoor's central bowl near Hexworthy. The river rises at Swincombe Head above what the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map refers to as Suns...

Wistman's Wood Circular Walk, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Wistman's Wood Circular Walk, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There's (limited) parking by the disused quarry near Two Bridges. This is marked on the Ordnance Survey OL28 Dartmoor map. Start here. Head north up the well worn path to Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve. From there, trend north east to Longaford Tor. From this large and rocky tor, there ar...

Down Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Down Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Down Tor is a beautiful cluster of outcrops relatively close to the eastern end of Burrator Reservoir and Norsworthy Bridge. It offers 360 degree views of Dartmoor's western tors, south moor and sublime Burrator Reservoir. Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), which is one of the National Pa...

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is arguably the most extraordinary stone row on Dartmoor. Whilst Stall Moor Stone Row is the longest in the world and Stalldown Stone Row has the tallest collection of stones, for sheer presence it's hard to beat Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row). This is essential visiting when...

Dartmoor Live Firing, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Live Firing, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you see one of these flags then the army are using the area for live firing. You'll hear the gunfire well before you see red flags but, still, do look out for them. They're positioned on the highest ground so you can't miss them. Dartmoor has three army ranges: Okehampton, Wilsworthy and Merri...

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A wheal is a mine. A leat is a man-made waterway used to channel water from, say, a river down to a mine, mill or town/city. Wheal Emma Leat is the now dry channel of a leat built in 1859 that once collected water from near the source of the River Swincombe as it flows past the eastern side of Foxto...

Peek Hill and Burrator Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Peek Hill and Burrator Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Burrator Reservoir is pretty much surrounded by high moorland. This means that you can drop down to the reservoir from high ground to enjoy both moorland and waterside walking. To approach from the north, it's easiest to wander over Peek Hill from one of the many car parking areas along the B3212 be...